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Coming Soon: Movie Posters for Those Films Inside Our Heads

Attention dedicated film buffs: have you seen Saul Bass’s other sci-fi feature, Rendezvous with Rama? How about Luis Bunuel’s supernatural Las Fotografias? Or that low-budget thriller by Alfred Hitchcock’s nephew, Oh Shit, Bees!? Of course you haven’t. They only exist …

San Diego Comic-Con: My "13 Highlights" List

Mega-hype for upcoming B-movies! Appearances by genre TV show actors! Geeks wearing gaudy, scanty costumes! Steven Spielberg! Francis Ford Coppola! Vampires! Now that that crap’s out of the way, here’s my real report on last week’s San Diego Comic-Con: a …

The Gold Age of Movie Posters

Bill Gold designed hundreds of movie posters – many memorable, some classic, lots, well, like the films themselves, forgettable.  The masterpieces, however, are “Casablanca,” “Dirty Harry,” “The Wild Bunch,”  “My Fair Lady” and one of my favorites, “Unforgiven.” Gold, 90, …

The Orange and the Blues

It’s creeping through our theaters and refuses to buckle. It’s artistically hampered, generic, and more common than a car chase through San Francisco that ends with the lovers kissing in a downpour. But I’m not talking about the slavish onslaught …